The Trump Administration seems to be having trouble comprehending the words "wildlife refuge": An internal Interior Department memo has proposed lifting restrictions on exploratory seismic studies in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, a possible first step toward opening the pristine wilderness area to oil and gas drilling. [...] The Arctic refuge, which covers more than … Continue reading The Arctic National Wildlife… Refuse?
Month: September 2017
Podcast You Will Like
If you've ever listened to the BBC's Outlook program, you already know about the fascinating stories featured in the first-person. But even if you are new to the program, I encourage you to listen to this absolutely riveting tale involving a woman and two horses. It is a heart-wrenching and brutally honest examination of the … Continue reading Podcast You Will Like
Good Hurricane Tweets
Manatee Sheriff Department serving and protecting. Hemingway house cats with thumbs survive Hurricane Irma. Loose dogs in hurricane: "We are scared out of our minds, running for our lives and can not listen to any human right now!" Good guy: "I have a pickup truck!" Not wrong.
Climate Change: An Unnatural Disaster
These parrots, as shown on the ABC News website, appear to be using this Miami high rise hotel window ledge as refuge from Hurricane Irma. I think they are red-headed conures (although I am no expert so please put in your two cents if you think they are another type of bird). Wikipedia has this … Continue reading Climate Change: An Unnatural Disaster
Palm Beach County Animals in Danger
Some apparently terrible people have evacuated Palm Beach County ahead of Hurricane Irma and left their animals tied to trees and cars. Local ACOs are rescuing as many as possible but also asking the public to take in any animals they see left outside. And in an effort to reduce the shelter population in order … Continue reading Palm Beach County Animals in Danger
Post anything animal related in the comments, anytime. New Open Threads are posted weakly/weekly.